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Herniated Disc

If you’ve been suffering from spinal pain, discomfort or tingling read on for information on causes and treatments. Then take the next step toward relief and schedule and appointment today!

The intervertebral disc is cartilage found between each of the spinal vertebrae and its function is to absorb shock and keep the spine flexible. This condition occurs when the soft gel-like substance found in the center of the disc, leaks into the spinal canal and compresses on the nerves. This can cause immense pressure and pinch the surrounding nerves that leads to a high-level of discomfort.

Common causes include:

  • Wear and tear over time
  • Repetitive motion/movements in lifestyle, work and some sports activities
  • Improper lifting
  • Injury or trauma
  • Obesity

 Symptoms include:

  • Dull ache to severe pain in spinal area
  • Tingling, numbness or burning in extremities
  • Muscle weakness or spasm in extremities

If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort along the spine or in your extremities, take the next step toward relief and visit us at Etheredge Chiropractic. Schedule your appointment today!